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for an increase in the number of stations as far as statistics go for my use i took a look at them before i came here all of my trips have been within 3 minute and see 16 minutes including one that was 28 and a half minutes. one of the things i think that's great about bike share in addition to some of the comments made today increases the visibility of bike usage in the city. and people are very curious about what it's about and what the department of transportation showed bike share programs make other people want to get on bikes so i think programs like this can help a lot. i also think getting more people on
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bikes then i think will make people more aware of the importance of bike safety and i know that for myself riding on second street has changed how i think about what second street should look like what folsom street should look like and also been discussed accessibility for all it's an inexpensive form of transit and that's what i have for you. >> thank you. peter from his office is here so if you want to speak on behalf of supervisor mar, that would be great. >> thank you chair. supervisors my name is peter lauderbo r.n. e the supervisor wanted me to come and reiterate the strong support for the
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project and also as a director of the bay area management district to make sure it's in the highest use areas and is interested to find a sponsor so thank you all for having this hearing and thanks to the bicycle coalition that helped bring it forward thank you. >> thank you very much. okay we'll now go back to public comment. >> hi madeline -- i wanted to say that i was not able -- i'm a member because i would be a block away anyway polk street is the popular destination it does complete a big cycling
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loop. many workers commute up polk street to serve the establishments in the area and also traversed by many transit lines as well. it would also be a very good transit option for those who do not have places big enough and parking storage in their buildings which we know is going to be an increasing number so equity is served by providing jobs for people on polk street who are working in that entire delta and also i wanted to say that obviously a lot of people in our organization are very excited about the possibility of their being bike share in the polk corridor to witness all the tweets and retweets and
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re-plies i think i'm not allowed to ask questions directly but we'd like to see an effort for crowd funding for some of the stations. people feel much more invested in their civic space when they have had a roll like that thank you. >> thank you very much. >> good evening. afternoon. sorry about the voice but -- anyway, so i wanted to bring up first of all the point that bike share is a great idea. i had some questions that i wanted to talk about real quick like where are they deployed and what are the service areas and in what communities are
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they posted and number 2, who do they serve? who are the riders? are they tourists, community, business persons? 3, what are the local business opportunities ie jobs local hiring etc. and then 4. -- what are the economic balances of like share how will low income folks deal with issues like credit cards and you know inabilities to be able to use those facilities? i want to also add that you know, in connecting to this whole thing is bike education and for neighborhoods and who will do the outreach and who are the
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local vendors that do the outreach i live in a community that's not even on the map unfortunately like we have places that can attract a lot of bike riders and finally i want to just ask regarding safety rules and in relation to schools are the schools being able to use this and such as city college and state college and lastly, i want to know who are the members of the pool. >> thank you miss hodge? >> good afternoon. i'm kate hodge from the san francisco bicycle coalition. i'm going to hand you documents if i'm
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allowed to do that here sharing some good news very excited about. independent poling found that 2 thirds of san francisco ans want bike sharing to expand to san francisco neighborhoods i'm very excited about that finding as we're hearing today many many letters to the mayor have been xhg over different months we're hearing from the marina, the bay view, inner sunset out er sunset richmond and neighborhoods you represent there's tremendous demand and the city has certainly paid attention to move to serve that demand and to extend the benefits of biking to as many people as possible to continue to open up
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bicycling and benefits to the city in general and thank you i appreciate your ongoing concern on this issue and we hope to work with everyone in the city to move this program forward quickly. >> thank you very much. >> good afternoon supervisors i'm mike solomon from the mission i'm seeing a lot of folks riding the bicycles there and safety is an issue. there's that much congestion we'll have to figure out ways that bike sharing doesn't delay transit because it's so popular so if you look at things like the richmond golden gate park i
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doubt i could bike from bay to breakers in 35 minutes and i'm a strong cyclist so to get san francisco neighborhood served it's going to be a one way commute ask thank you is there
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any additional public comment. seeing none public comment is closed i really want to thank mta i think it's an exciting program so with that our colleagues get a motion to continue this item. >> first i want to thank our city staff and specifically since there were comments about my district i know we want more bike sharing all over the city but especially in the densist neighborhoods in the city in the north east polk street area and happy to work with folks as you are looking for sites on
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that and with that i'm happy to make the motion. >> i also appreciate one of the comments which is about our schools and i do remember when i sat on the board of education a huge issue for our teachers in particular was a lack of ability to lock their bikes on school sites and the lack of bike parking so i think it does make sense to explore maybe a couple of schools to pilot maybe high schools but i think it would be amazing if we start to see students and teachers able to use it in the morning and bike back to their after school programs in the afternoon. and it makes sense to have them near cultural
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attract ions and i think our bikes are the best looking it's great being in other city and see seeing other people use bike share
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>> so the motion is to call the chair and we will take that without objection. thank you everyone. madam clerk is there.
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>> hi, i'm japanese with the san francisco public utilities combination sometime people call me sewer girl our systems has served the area for 1 hundred and 50 years we're planning you understand public health and our environment don't think that so come in down and see howtest.
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>> good afternoon and welcome to the november 13, 2013, meeting of the board of appeals. the president is chris wong and joined by the vice president.
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and commissioners. to my left it deputy city attorney robert brian heel provide the board that legal advice and the boards legal assistant. we're joined by representatives of the boards administrator and also representing the planning department and planning commission. we have the building inspector as well. will you go over the guidelines >> the board requests that you turn off outline electronic devices. the boards rules appellants and department representatives have 7 minute for cases and 3
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anybody's for rublt. members not foifltd with the parties have up to 3 minutes to address the board approves or disapproves members of the public are asked but not required to submit a business a card when you come up to the podium. the board welcomes our comments and there are survey forms on the left side of the pompous if you have questions please speak to the board staff or call the board office it's located at the 16750 mission street. this meeting is abbreviate live
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over o on cable channel 78 and dvds are available for purchase. thank you for your attention. at this time we'll conduct the swearing in. if you want to - please raise our right hand. please note that any member of the meeting may speak pursuant to the sunset code and do you he seldomly swear or firm the testimony you're about to give will be the truth and the whole truth >> i do >> commissioners we learned right before the meeting began that item 4a a rehearing request
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has bun withdrawn so that matter will not be heard this evening. this is for any member of the public that wants to speak on any item not on tonight's calendar. anyone here want to speak seeing none. commissioners >> yeah. last time, we didn't officially congratulate mr. and mrs. sanchez so congratulations on our baby boy. >> any public comment on item 2. seeing none, item 3 is the adaptation for the minutes of octobe october 23rd, 2013, >> i move to adapt. seeing none, on the minutes >> on that motion to adapt the
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october minutes commissioners (calling names) thank you. the minutes are adopted 4 to zero >> so 4a is withdrawn appeal vs. the planning department it's at 1815 protesting the issuance on july 29th to the 1815 stocking stone replace new stairs that you are this matter was continued to allow the opportunity for voting members to be present and it was continued previously to allow time for the planning holder to submit revised times they've
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done that. i'm wondering is there small business here for the permit holder? please step forward >> i'm marilyn. i'm a co- owner and a representative of the 1815 stockton street property. i'm also the permit holder and we respectfully request permission to replace in kind i understand that we meet the code requirements. thank you. thank you. and is there anyone here that on on behalf of the appellant? okay. i think they were here at the last meeting and acknowledged their agreement. i assume there's any public
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comment. so then the matter is submitted xhirgsz. we have a motion? >> at the appeal perhaps to uphold the permit based on the rise plans. >> okay. thank you. and do we have a date of those plans? i think i have it here >> yeah. our stamp is october 16th but the architect date is october 17th. >> so why don't we say the date the architect has on october 17th. >> to uphold the permit of october 17th for the plan stated. on that motion from the vice
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president to uphold the plans (calling names) thank you. the vote is 4 to zero this permit t is upheld with revised plans >> thank you. >> so we're on item 6 steven green walls vs. the department of inspection at the presidio avenue to steve of an allegation permit new windows of family room and new fire pit in the a resubmittal of 101876 due to 0 plus or minus 10 day neighborhood that was not sent
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out. commissioners you held a hearing it was continued to allow time for d b i to look at the required exit way. with the president's that consent we can hear from mr. duffey >> right. >> good evening commissions joe duffey. i did go back to the plan check staff that approved the plan previously and on the plans we used an a b bulletin. when i saw that on the plans i saw that wasn't the proper procure because the property line was split it should have been an easement. we had a couple of meetings and
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involved ron hesitate the chief building inspector. we last met with the architect the owner and the contractor as well. so following that meeting and there - wisp looking at options off one exit to the roof-deck. what happened 81 at the first meeting they used a preapplication meeting process with mr. tom the chief building inspector to allow one exit from the roof-deck that was held yesterday. i have a response from ron chief building inspector and basically, the architect used some sections in the code those discussions at the meetings the fact that this building was
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sprinkled and we had one on the roof. the occupant said it would allow 4 additional occupants which the building code allows for a private roof-deck. after that meeting ron tom's response i concur with our chaldean-american agreement the new n f p strirlg system and the new assembly all of which are not required is appropriate in protecting the egress and also the sprinkler system will increase the level of safety on all levels of the house. the sprinklers basically on the construction while the sprinklers wouldn't have been
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required they were put in by the building owner so we give him the credit we don't have many single homes like this. based on the fact it was 3 pointed 6 and surround up to 6 extra people the one exit is enough and a no needs for the second exit. it needs to be resolved in some kind of a civil fashion but we're okay with one exit for the roof-deck. when i looked at the plans he also was congresswoman two windows to two sliding glass doors on the penthouse. that's something we have in the
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equation i noticed the change maybe the board wants to consider that. >> so windows being changed into doors that was not reflected on the plans. it is >> it's not a big change they're in compliance changing windows to sliding glass doors for us it's not the planning department but you may want to look at that. i wanted to bring it to your attention. >> the plans were after the preapplication meeting i noticed
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it. they felt the doors wore going to do work better than the windows. it's another little something that i noticed. i didn't want to be talking about exiting and release latter it has nothing to do with the exit >> what was the egress to the roof. >> there was a single door going if like a when you come up the stairs to get to the top level there's a door that went off to the left the west side one single door and the penthouse area has been windows and now their challenged r be changed to doors. it's a design change i think more than anything. and whatever i